Several points. Obama Care only slightly resembles "Romney Care". Next, "Romney Care" was coined but Democrats who wrote Romney Care. The real name is the " Massachusetts health care insurance reform law".
And currently the Mass. State legislature Lower House is 65%% Democrat and the Upper House is 90% and "Romey Care" passed with a veto proof vote so it did not matter one iota if Romeny vetoed it.
Now it was the Republicans coined the term Obama Care and Obama seems to like that. But if it fails, his only significant accomplishment will have failed!
Shame on you. If Big Pharma and Med wrote Romney Care, why did they not also write Bush Care when he was governor of Texas? The fact is that 80% of those who voted for The Massachusetts health care insurance reform law were DEMOCRATS. And The Patient Protection and Formidable Care Act was passed in the Senate without even one Republican vote. In the house ONE Republican voted for it yet 39 DEMOCRATS voted against it.<quoted text>
Shame on you.
I thought you were smarter than that.
After all these years you still do not know who writes legislation?
HINT: Big Pharma and Big HMOs.
They did the same with Bush & Cheney's Senior Citizen Prescription Drug bills in 2003 and 2006.
ALL AMERICANS ARE STILL PAYING THE HIGHEST PRICES FOR MEDICINES IN THE WORLD.
With All Due Respect,
LIZ FOWLER & BILLY TAUZIN
Revolving door for health care aides / 9/15/09 / http://tinyurl.com/q243zq
Some of the most influential aides in the closed-door Senate Finance Committee negotiations over health care reform have ties to interests that would be directly affected by the legislation.
Before she was hired last year as senior counsel to Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Liz Fowler worked as a highly paid public policy adviser for WellPoint Inc., the nation’s largest publicly traded health benefits company.
Mark Hayes, health policy director and chief health counsel for Finance Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), is married to a registered lobbyist for a firm that represents drug companies and hospital groups, although the couple says she doesn’t lobby Grassley’s office.
Frederick Isasi, a health policy adviser to Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), was a registered lobbyist at Powell Goldstein, where his clients included public hospitals and the American Stroke Association.
Kate Spaziani, senior health policy aide to Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), was also a registered lobbyist at Powell Goldstein, although Conrad’s office says she worked as a lawyer — not as a lobbyist — for public hospitals on Medicare issues.
A Rancid Deal with Big Pharma
August 6, 2009 / http://tinyurl.com/kydtv7j
So now we know why the president wants everyone to make nice in the healthcare debate. His White House has cut a deal with Big Pharma that smells like the same old rotten politics that candidate Obama regularly denounced and promised to end. The drug industry agrees to deliver $80 billion in future savings and the president promises the government will not use its awesome purchasing power to negotiate lower drug prices.
Wow. This is roughly the same deal that George W. Bush cut with the drug makers when he was legislating Medicare's new coverage of drug purchases. It is the same bargain that Democrats in Congress universally condemned as wasteful and corrupt. The deal does not smell any better now that a Democratic president is embracing it.
In effect, Obama wants to give away one of the principal objectives of strong reform. The details were spelled out in today's New York Times and revealed by Big Pharma's top-dog lobbyist, Billy Tauzin, a former Republican congressman who leads the industry association. Tauzin called it a "rock-solid deal," and the White House did not dispute as much. But that is not the last word.